Disability Resource Center


Public Transportation

Western Illinois University, situated in McDonough County, is served by a comprehensive public transportation system through McDonough County Public Transportation (MCPT). This system includes the GoWest bus service and ADA Paratransit Service for individuals who are unable to use the GoWest busses due to a disability. All GoWest busses are equipped with a lift and are wheelchair accessible. For more information on bus routes, please visit GoWest.

ADA Paratransit Service

If you are unable to use the GoWest busses, either permanently or on a conditional basis, such as during inclement weather, you may apply for ADA Paratransit Service. The ADA Paratransit Service Application requires Adobe Reader. 


Using ADA Paratransit Service

Upon approval of your application, please take the following steps to use services:

  1. Obtain your MCPT identification card at the University Housing & Dining administrative offices at Western Illinois University located in the main lobby of Seal Hall. Present them with your approval letter and tell them that you need to get your identification card.
  2. Initiate Services before scheduling your first ride by calling Central Dispatch at 309-837-7433 and introduce yourself as a new ADA paratransit passenger.
  3. Schedule your rides as early as possible. When scheduling a ride, you must call during hours of operation. You may start scheduling rides as early as 6:00 am Monday through Friday, 7:00 am on Saturday and 12:00 pm on Sunday. Please note that paratransit services are only available during the fixed route bus service hours, which may be different from general operating hours. You can find Fixed Route Bus Hours of Operation at http://www.gowest.wiu.edu. Please be advised that the fixed route bus service hours change during the summer and University breaks.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Student Development and Success Center
Memorial Hall 125
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: SDSC@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-1884
Fax: (309) 298-2361